Uniporn's Blog

Here I write about stuff I do, think or wish others would do

Signing git commits with GPG

February 29, 2020 — Uniporn

This post aims at enabling you to sign your commits, sign past commits, removing accidental signatures and editing your config to do this with less active thought.

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Runbooks

November 15, 2019 — Uniporn

What?

Today on the Fediverse I stumbled upon someone asking for resources on creating good runbooks. This reminded me of a prior thought of myself where I wanted to create a list of runbooks without knowing the term (I didn't start back then, but more of a tendency to have too high demands on my first-tries, so maybe I should create a runbook for that...) so I thought there might be low-lifes like myself out there who are helped by this.

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Autoloading new kernel after upgrades on Arch Linux

September 07, 2019 — Uniporn

As an Arch user you may have noticed your USB devices won't work when connected after a kernel update. If I understand correctly that is due to te new kernel storing their modules in another directory than the one still running, while during upgrade also the old location is being removed. Hence when you plug in a new device the corresponding module is not found and you won't be able to use it.

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Getting an RSS feed from Youtube channels

June 13, 2019 — Uniporn

After getting a recommondation for a YouTube Channel I decided I would actually want to follow its releases without having an account there and suspected I might be not the only one. So a quick search brought up this post which might have ended the issue. However since the post's publish date (November 2017) there must have been some update to youtube changing some stuff. Hence here some updated information:

  1. Get the URL to the channel. For sake of having an example we will use this channel.
  2. From our resource mentioned above I got the schema https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=$id. $id happens to be exactly what follows after /channel/, so in this example UClcE-kVhqyiHCcjYwcpfj9w.
  3. We combine these parts, in this example to https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCBcRF18a7Qf58cCRy5xuWwQ.

Now you can add this URL to your feedreader and get notified upon new videos. However I already got the hint there may be channels without feed. When you stomble upon such a channel I would be interested in order to maybe find a pattern and understand that better. Until then: Enjoy having Youtube feeds! :)

Tags: tutorial, RSS, youtube

Getting an RSS feed from Youtube channels

June 13, 2019 — Uniporn

After getting a recommondation for a YouTube Channel I decided I would actually want to follow its releases without having an account there and suspected I might be not the only one. So a quick search brought up this post which might have ended the issue. However since the post's publish date (November 2017) there must have been some update to youtube changing some stuff. Hence here some updated information:

  1. Get the URL to the channel. For sake of having an example we will use this channel.
  2. From our resource mentioned above I got the schema https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=$id. $id happens to be exactly what follows after /channel/, so in this example UClcE-kVhqyiHCcjYwcpfj9w.
  3. We combine these parts, in this example to https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCBcRF18a7Qf58cCRy5xuWwQ.

Now you can add this URL to your feedreader and get notified upon new videos. However I already got the hint there may be channels without feed. When you stomble upon such a channel I would be interested in order to maybe find a pattern and understand that better. Until then: Enjoy having Youtube feeds! :)

Tags: tutorial, RSS, youtube

What to do when I create an XMPP account for you

May 06, 2019 — Uniporn

This blogpost is mainly for documentational reasons so I have a document to give people when I give them an account. This will be a chronological list of stuff happening before you got the message and stuff you will have to do. You should be able to guess these categories from context.

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How Pandoc saved my nervs

April 10, 2019 — Uniporn

You may or may not have heard of Pandoc, a grat tool when dealing with documents of almost any known type you may dislike or just not have the tools installed to handle them otherwise. This tells a user's story with some /very/ basic pandoc stuff (beside the story I will bore you for sure if you ever used Pandoc before, be warned ;)).

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Haus am See

December 27, 2018 — Uniporn

(Deutsch ab zweitem Absatz)

CW: war, suffering

Some time, maybe years, ago I sat in a car and the navigation system told us where to go. Unfortunatly every time it told us "At the end of the street, turn [left / right]." I got a catchy tune of a german song with that line in its refrain. Since the song's positive (in my ears ignorant to the world's problems) mood terribly bugged me off after the third crossing where we had to turn I noted down to do something with the song to cope with the experience on that day. This is what came from it. Numbers are averages of the syrian civil war from around 2017.

CW: Kireg, Leid

Vor einiger Zeit, es dürften schon Jahre sein, saß ich auf dem Beifahrersitz, als das Navi direkt neben mir anfing uns durch die verwinkelten Straßen zu lotsen und dabei des Öfteren erklärte "Am Ende der Straße, biegen Sie [links|rechts] ab." Weil die Betonung perfekt stimmte, hatte ich vom ersten mal an jedes Mal Peter Fox im Ohr und beschloss schon bald, irgendetwas weniger verklärtes aus dem Lied zu machen. Hier das Resultat. Die Zahlen sind Durchschnittswerte des syrischen Bürgerkriegs von um 2017.

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